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California State University- Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

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California State University—Sacramento is a public institution founded in 1947. The 300-acre urban campus features seven academic colleges with 58 undergraduate majors, 41 master’s programs, six post-baccalaureate certificates, two doctoral degrees and more than 300 student organizations. Despite the university’s large size, small classes are a top priority.

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Quick Facts

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

2012-2013 Tuition

$17,762 Tuition and Fees


25541 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female


March 1 application deadline
69.7% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1947

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Administration, General, Educational/Instructional Technology, Special Education and Teaching, General, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Mathematics Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Civil Engineering, General, Civil Engineering, Other, Computer Engineering, General, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Molecular Biology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other, Conservation Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Mathematics, General, Mathematics, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Gerontology, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Interior Architecture, Physical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Psychology, General, Corrections, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Forensic Science and Technology, Criminal Justice and Corrections, Human Services, General, Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Anthropology, Economics, General, Economics, Geography, International Relations and Affairs, International Relations and National Security Studies, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), Sociology, Sociology, Building/Construction Site Management/Manager, Asian Studies/Civilization, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Dance, Commercial and Advertising Art, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Design and Applied Arts, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Photography, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Conducting, Keyboard Instruments, Voice and Opera, Music Pedagogy, Visual and Performing Arts, Other, Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Health Services Administration, Public Health, Other, Physical Therapy/Therapist, Business Administration and Management, General, Operations Management and Supervision, Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Finance, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, Organizational Behavior Studies, International Business, Management Information Systems, General, Management Information Systems and Services, Other, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Marketing, Real Estate, Real Estate, Insurance, History, General, History, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Organizational Communication, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 25,541
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 20,561
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 4,896
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: concert band, dance, drama/theater, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper

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